Girls Basketball wins. Nuggets 46, DGF Rebels 41.
Girls Basketball wins.
Nuggets 46, DGF Rebels 41.
Hawley girls traveled to HOL rival DGF for their second meeting of the season Tuesday night. The Rebels had beat the Lady Nuggets on their home court in the first meeting and the Nuggets were looking to return the favor. The Nuggets were coming off a Saturday win against EGF and the Rebels were recovering from their first loss of the season against the Frazee Hornets.
Hawley controlled the tip and the opening minutes of play leading 9-0 at the 13 minute mark. Rebels answered with four of their own to come within five. The teams traded baskets until DGF pulled within three with 6:56 to go. Baskets by Noreen, Sannes and a fast break bucket by Olson increased the score 21-12. Nuggets led 25-16 at the half.
Five minutes ticked off before the Lady Nuggets found the basket in the second half. The Nuggets had a tough time breaking through DGFs long zone defense which kept the score close through much of the second half. Down by eight with a minute to play, the Rebels had no choice but to foul sending Noreen, Ellefson and Danielson to the charity stripe several times. Rebels continued to hit from the outside coming within five with a three by Molstre with seconds to play, but the Nuggets held out for a HOL conference win 46-41.
The Nuggets face Barnesville Friday night in Hawley.